...an incredibly good restaurant.
Posted on 03 / 19 / 2013
This is an incredibly good restaurant. Â First, ALL their produce is organic, the chicken is free range and the beef is grass fed. Â It's also all local. Â But this restaurant isn't just heathy - everything is delicious! Â
â€¨â€¨Soups and Appetizers: Â (All the appetizers and soups are either vegetarian or vegan.) Â I've lived in the middle east, and I seldom find baba ghannouge or hummus that I truly like. Â Here, BOTH are so good - they will spoil you for eating these dishes anywhere else. Â They will serve the appetizers with gluten bread, gluten free bread, or veggie sticks. Â The lentil soup was also authentic and excellent. The spinach and artichoke dip is delicious but it does contain canola and GMO soybean oil.
â€¨â€¨Entrees: Â We do eat chicken. Â So far, my favorite dish is the marinated chicken kabobs. Whatever they're using to marinate the chicken in tastes great. Â It comes with brown rice that is delicately flavored, sun-dried tomato pesto, also great, and a small salad. Â They also have tofu kabobs. My partner had the chicken shawarma wrap and loved it too. Â
â€¨â€¨Drinks: Â We had a pomegrante green tea that was also extremely good. Â (They have a different tea each night.) Â The strawberry lemonade - also great. Â The iced tea comes with no sweetner, so if you like things less sweet, you can sweeten to taste.
â€¨â€¨Desserts: Â We've only tried the flourless chocolate cake so far. VERY rich, very delicious.
We've been to the restaurant several times, and the service has always been extremely good - even on the weekend when they were very busy. Â And, they have a separate gluten-free menu - and will adapt other dishes to make them gluten free whenever possible. Â They bake their own gluten free crust for their pizza. Â They are also very open to modifying a dish for dietary concerns. Â
This is now our go-to restaurant in the Tempe/Mesa area. Â Also, since it is very near the 101 south, it is pretty easy to come down from Scottsdale too. Â And - the perfect place to go when one person is vegan or vegetarian and one eats meat. Â A LOT of choices for all three diets.
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